Life cycle of masks

  title={Life cycle of masks},
The mask is always the bearer of a fearsome magical energy for those who animated it as well as those who view it. To understand the origin of this ‘‘power'', we must look at its origins and at the myths of its creation. The oldest of the mask societies always say that they have been created in a divine way. For the Nuna who belong to the Gurunsi group and live in Burkina Faso the story is told like: « A long time ago, a notable of the village went into the bush to find termites for his chicks… CONTINUE READING